Welcome to SAGE Connection! Here are the most recent posts from SAGE and from SAGE Insight, our research news blog:

On SAGE Insight: Treating Chronic Stress to Address the Growing Problem of Depression and Anxiety: Biofeedback and Mindfulness as Simple, Effective Preventive Measures

From Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Depression and anxiety are undertreated and represent a growing health crisis and economic burden. Current treatment approaches (medications, psychotherapy) appear insufficient to resolve these problems. Difficulties with current treatment approaches include … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: 5 free must-read journal articles to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Some great free reads on mental health topics covering stress, anxiety, depression, suicide and more… Journal articles: Early Life Stress, Mood, and Anxiety Disorders From Chronic Stress DOI: 10.1177/2470547017694461 Depression and Suicidality in Gay Men: Implications for Health Care Providers … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The Role of Chronic Stress in Anxious Depression

From Chronic Stress Depression is a major public health crisis and can be caused by many different factors, including stress. Though healthy in small amounts, chronic and unpredictable stress can lead to problems with thoughts and feelings. Prolonged difficulty with … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales

Article title: Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales: A case study of the policing of anti-fracking protests From Critical Social Policy Following the death of Ian Tomlinson, a 47-year-old newspaper vendor, at protests against the G20 meeting in London … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Part-time employment, the gender wage gap and the role of wage-setting institutions

Article title: Part-time employment, the gender wage gap and the role of wage-setting institutions: Evidence from 11 European countries From European Journal of Industrial Relations The European Employment Strategy has sought to promote and strengthen equal opportunity policies since 1999, … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Value creation from big data: Looking inside the black box

From Strategic Organization The advent of big data is fundamentally changing the business landscape. Increasingly, companies are exploring how big data can be used to create and capture value. ‘Big data is about massive amounts of observational data, of different … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: ‘Youthquake’: How and Why Young People Reshaped the Political Landscape in 2017

From Political Insight The shock UK 2017 General Election result was widely characterized as a ‘youthquake’, with a dramatic surge in support for Labour among younger voters. In this paper the authors investigate the new trend that could have profound … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Between Colorblind and Colorconscious - Contemporary Hollywood Films and Struggles Over Racial Representation

From Journal of Black Studies Hollywood films reflect the racial order in which they are made. The sociological significance of understanding racial representations within films is highlighted in this study as it recognizes that films offer a useful site for … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Circadian mood variations in Twitter content

From Brain and Neuroscience Advances We reveal patterns of circadian variations in our collective emotions from the analysis of 800M anonymous microposts collected on Twitter across the United Kingdom. We use methods of Fourier analysis and statistical analysis to investigate periodic … Continue reading

Top 10 recommended resources for women in academia

By Lina Ashour, Senior Marketing Communications Executive, SAGE Publishing   In our second post for Academic Book Week we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic resources that there are available to help support, encourage and … Continue reading

Women in academia: Tips from their peers

This week marks Academic Book Week (23-28 April), a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books. This year’s Academic Book Week also sees the launch of 20 Academic Books by Women that Changed the World. Chosen by academic … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Evaluating the UK government’s approach to immigration policy making

Article title: Policy-driven evidence: Evaluating the UK government’s approach to immigration policy making From Critical Social Policy Brexit was unprecedented, it reflects a rise in right-wing parties and sentiment across western democracies and was not entirely unforeseen. Donald Trump subsequently … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Wage theft, underpayment and unpaid work in marketized social care

From The Economic and Labour Relations Review This article reports on research investigating underpayment of wages of low-paid social care workers under Australia’s new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The study explores working time arrangements and pay of disability support … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Concussion beliefs in varsity athletes: Identifying the good, the bad and the ugly

From Journal of Concussion Concussion injury is a serious and prevalent problem in sports that has gained worldwide attention. Despite years of awareness campaigns around risk and long-term consequences, many athletes engage in high-risk behaviour and persist in competing without … Continue reading

Measuring research impact: the promises and limitations

  By Tara Newby, SAGE Publishing How can the impact of an academic article be measured? It seems that everyone wants to find an answer to this question – from the researcher and author teams that create research articles, to … Continue reading